A lawyer who works as a ‘carancho’ – an ambulance chaser – falls for a doctor he meets during a late night search for potential clients. The boulevard is famed for its array of extravagant bistros, bars and restaurants, some of which make an appearance in the film. This was the site of the office for the New York Herald Tribune, which employs Patricia. This is a room in the Hotel de Suede and was the base for the film’s production. Film noir 1963 105 mins Director: Jean-Pierre Melville. Ostensibly a laid-back homage to Godard's beloved Hollywood B-movies of the 1940s, this simple story of an American student's (Jean Seberg) relationship with a charismatic young hoodlum (Jean-Paul Belmondo) is steeped in naturalistic and innovative touches, from pop-culture references and Seberg's androgynous haircut to the then revolutionary adoption of jump-cut editing. Heading further south, I found myself on boulevard du Montparnasse, one of the film’s main night-time locations. It was hosting a retrospective of Pépé le Moko (1937) director Julien Duvivier at the time of my visit. The result is a film that, despite the cliché, genuinely feels as fresh today as it did upon its radical emergence into the staid cinematic culture of 1950s France. Many of the great French directors are buried here, including Eric Rohmer, Alain Resnais, Jacques Demy and Claude Sautet. Drama 1982 181 mins Director: Ingmar Bergman. He then follows the owner of a car down rue Lagrange and into the man’s building on rue Dante until he is sure that he’s in his flat. While the editing style of Breathless is fragmentary, its Paris is relatively logical and continuous. Another quick journey on the Métro took me to Pont-Neuf. Crime 1964 95 mins Director: Jean-Luc Godard. The first shot of Paris after Michel’s botched escape from the police is of Notre-Dame from Pont Saint-Michel, and so I walked along the Seine to find it. Much greater change was evident nearby when I went looking for the restaurant where Patricia meets her editor. A young car thief kills a policeman and tries to persuade a girl to hide in Italy with him. Drama 2017 89 mins Director: Steve McLean. Breathless / À bout de souffle ( 47 ) IMDb 7.8 1h 30min 1960 Jean-Luc Godard’s extraordinary debut feature, an insouciant and iconoclastic crime film that paved the way for the French New Wave. It’s difficult to gauge the stairs given the huge changes to the road, but the constant of the Arc de Triomphe shows where the location roughly is. After taking the Métro again, I headed in the direction of Opéra, to the boulevard des Italiens, where Michel and Patricia are seen walking and arguing surrounded by people. Detective drama 1965 99 mins Director: Jean-Luc Godard. Various scenes, including Godard’s own cameo, occur here, though the road has now changed dramatically and the building is now a blank office bordered by construction work. Sophia Loren won an Oscar® for her performance as a mother trying to protect her daughter in wartime Italy, in Vittorio De Sica's neorealist classic. This was the site of the café where Michel gets a coffee and then runs out of to steal some money. Breathless follows the misfortunes of a car thief, Michel (Jean-Paul Belmondo), who flees to Paris having shot a policeman after stealing a car in Marseilles. Drama 1967 96 mins Director: Jean-Luc Godard. With all of these elements in flux, Paris is the one solid constant, only occasionally bowing to Godard’s needs in the edit (often during the film’s many car journeys). Documentary 2020 75 mins Director: Tamara Mariam Dawit. Travelling or based outside United Kingdom? Quickly browse titles in our catalog based on the ones you have picked. Halfway through Breathless, the film seals itself off in a hotel room. The flat was number 11 and is now a second-hand book shop. Drama 2019 67 mins Director: Akin Omotoso. Registered charity 287780, Answering questions from the screen sectors, Spoiler warning: this article gives away plot details, This article was originally published in March 2018. Drama 1961 122 mins Director: Michelangelo Antonioni. In reality, the apartment is only round the corner on rue Campagne-Première, the final location for the film. Film noir 2010 107 mins Director: Pablo Trapero. Animation & Artists Moving Image 2010 97 mins Director: Jean-Luc Godard. The road layout has changed dramatically, with the car park spaces now underground and the old spaces pedestrianised for access to the many high-fashion boutiques and cinemas. Movie Locations The first location near the Arc was on avenue de la Grande-Armée. Jean-Luc Godard, 1960 ... Watch a clip. The film that was banned for 4 years. Bernard Rose updates Tolstoy's tale about the corrupting power of sex and jealousy, with Danny Huston as the wealthy husband of a beautiful, famous pianist (Elisabeth Röhm).
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